Lights and Sirens in the Santa Ynez Valley | Crime and Courts
The following is from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office media report for the Santa Ynez Valley Patrol.
Those appearing as “arrested” were arrested only on suspicion of the specified crime and are considered innocent.
Sunday, September 12th:
INCIDENT – A 2014 white Dodge Challenger was reported stolen from the Coast Auto Sales property in Buellton at around 9:44 a.m., about half an hour after it was discovered missing.
The previous day, around 5:30 p.m., the vehicle’s keys were stolen when two Hispanic men connected to a black SUV with chrome rims inspected vehicles in the parking lot. The Challenger was last seen around 10 p.m.
ARREST – A man who allegedly slapped his ex-girlfriend in the face and abducted her in Santa Maria was arrested by police on Foxen Canyon Road around 10 p.m. after being directed there by Santa Maria police on a cell phone ping .
Police asked other authorities to keep an eye out for Edgar Murillo after allegedly beating his ex-girlfriend and bumping into his 1993 Honda Civic on West Morrison Avenue around 2 p.m. and escaping the area at high speed.
Officials informed MPs that Murillo had a criminal history of assault and false imprisonment and asked them to check the Figueroa Mountain Road and Acampo Road area in Los Olivos shortly after 7 p.m.
Upon arriving in the area, MPs were told that a cell phone ping within a 3,000 meter radius showed the vehicle was moving south, possibly along Highway 154, and some units were dispatched to check the highway while others searched the areas around Figueroa Mountain. Acampo and Foxen Canyon streets.
Shortly after 7:30 p.m., the Santa Maria police delivered an updated cell phone ping with an accuracy of 3 meters, which placed the vehicle on Foxen Canyon Road between Zaca Station Road and Highway 154, where a deputy about 2 minutes later the Honda parked shoulder.
Both inmates were held at gunpoint and the man was ordered to keep his hands out of the window while the woman exited the vehicle. She told MPs that she was arrested against her will but did not know if Murillo was armed.
Murillo was ordered out of the vehicle and taken into custody on suspicion of kidnapping.
Santa Maria police dispatched two detectives and a patrol unit to take Murillo and the woman back to town, and the vehicle was later recovered by a member of Murillo’s family.
INCIDENT – After being called to Block 800 on North Refugio Road in Santa Ynez shortly after 11 p.m. for domestic unrest, they found that a $ 10,000 arrest warrant had been issued against one of them.
He was quoted in the arrest warrant for failing to appear in court and released at the scene.
Wednesday, September 15th:
INCIDENT – Due to a reported burglary, MPs were called to a shop in Block 400 on North Alisal Road in Solvang just after 9 a.m.
At some point until 6 p.m. the day before, the perpetrators broke the glass in the shop door with a cinder block and, using clothing to avoid fingerprints, got themselves several sports collectibles valued between $ 800 and $ 2,000.
The store had no surveillance cameras or alarms.
Thursday, September 16:
INCIDENT – After stopping a gray Nissan Altima near Alamo Pintado and Viborg streets in Solvang for registration expired at around 12:30 p.m., MPs found that a warrant had been issued for public drunkenness offenses by the Santa Barbara District and San. a non-extraditable arrest warrant for misdemeanor had been issued to Luis Obispo County for the driver.
He was charged with arrest warrants and suspected of having open containers in the vehicle, lack of authorization, lack of insurance and overly tinted windows and released. The vehicle was confiscated.
ARREST – Two citizens separately notified MPs that Kyle Donathan and his girlfriend lived in a room at the Country Lane Motel in Buellton, which the receptionist confirmed.
At around 3:30 p.m., MPs served Donathan four arrest warrants for offenses for failing to appear in court, first-degree burglary, second-degree burglary, major theft, parole violation, felons convicted of assault in possession of a tear gas weapon, and possession of a controlled substance for sale.
Several allegedly stolen items were found at the scene, including a Rad Power Plus e-bike, sports trading cards, jewelry, watches and collector coins.
MPs also recommended that prosecutors bring charges of possession of a controlled substance and of utensils for smoking a controlled substance.
Friday, September 17th:
ARREST – At around 10:15 p.m., MPs were called to the 400 block on Fifth Street in Solvang for a man who allegedly used drugs and refused to leave town.
When MPs contacted Andres Rodriguez in his living room, he reportedly tried to dispose of a small bag of suspected methamphetamine from his pocket.
Rodriguez was arrested and sent to Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance.
Saturday, September 18th:
INCIDENT – At around 8 a.m., MPs contacted two women and a man who slept in a gray Saturn Vue in the Park and Ride plaza on Highway 246 in Santa Ynez and allegedly discovered an open pint of liquor and then a container of suspected liquor Methamphetamine, both in plain sight.
The woman behind the wheel in San Luis Obispo County was found to be on informal suspended sentence with full search terms for having stolen property from someone else’s personal identification.
The other two passengers were allegedly found in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
MPs charged the driver with suspected possession of a controlled substance, possession of utensils for smoking a controlled substance, and possession of an open container of cannabis in the vehicle.
A recommendation to file a dagger or dagger possession complaint was passed on to the prosecutor, and an investigation into possible mail theft was planned.
INCIDENT – MPs stopped a vehicle on Highway 246 and Water Mill Lane in Santa Ynez at around 11:40 p.m. for lack of license plate lights and found the driver had an expired driver’s license.
A search of the consent allegedly found narcotic paraphernalia, so she was charged with suspected possession of paraphernalia for smoking a controlled substance, driving without a license, and lack of proof of insurance.
Sunday, September 19th:
ARREST – In response to a report of a convertible Ford Mustang parked in the middle of the 600 block on the Avenue of Flags in Buellton, MPs found the car parked as advertised, but with the engine running, the gearbox moving, and the driver unconscious the foot on the brake pedal.
When MPs asked driver Jason Damaso to park the vehicle and turn off the engine, he was allegedly lethargic and after MPs asked him to get out of the car he was patted for allegedly having a knife in his pocket .
The search also allegedly discovered a methamphetamine pipe, which likely prompted MPs to search his pockets completely.
At the time, Damaso allegedly defied MPs and tried to withdraw, but he was handcuffed and searched, which allegedly revealed about 1 ounce of suspected methamphetamine.
Damaso was arrested and taken to County Jail on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia for smoking a controlled substance, and public drug intoxication.
A subsequent search of his vehicle also allegedly found three 30-round high-capacity magazines for AR15 / M16 rifles, which were confiscated and booked as evidence.